15 December 2012

Nigeria: Imoke Applauds NFVCB Initiatives

Cross River State government has expressed satisfaction with the road show initiative of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) which it said has internationally brought to the limelight, the culture of Nigerians.

Speaking on the sensitivity of the medium of film, the socio-cultural and political value of the Nigerian film industry and the need for effective content management by all film makers, Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River said he was particularly satisfied that the film industry has been able to showcase Nigeria's cultural beauty and its economy to the world.

Represented by Barrister Edet Asim, Special Adviser on Orientation and Public Affairs to the Governor, Imoke called for concerted effort of film makers to ensure quality product.

At the two-day event which took place from November 27th to 29th, the governor pledged the state government's support for improved infrastructure to enhance production of quality films, and Calabar carnival.

The event hosted by the NFVCB in Calabar, featured a presentation by Ms Patricia Bala, Acting Director-General of the Board who stated that the aim of the road show was to promote Nigeria's language films and to provide a veritable platform for screening films shot in local language with English subtitles.

Meanwhile, Governor Liyel Imoke has said collaboration was necessary to help stamp out the influx of local and foreign violence-related and pornographic films.

The governor who was represented by Mr. Mike Aniah, Secretary to the State Government who received the NBVCB team during a courtesy call said such materials are on sale at different locations of the state, and there was need to stop them before the youths are corrupted morally.

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